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Articles from the April 18, 2024 edition

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  • the T C A P S

    Amanda Curtis|Apr 18, 2024

    Amanda R. Curtis, Reporter With 352 students gracing the halls of Lewis County Intermediate School, a majority of those will be sweating in a way the other Lewis County students won't be, because they've already been through it. The chewing of gum while studying, the wearing of the same color shirt for every study session as well as during the actual test, the lucky penny in the pants pocket, and the extra sharpened pencils lined perfectly across the top of the desk. While most students are brea...

  • Juvenile in Detention, Murder Investigation to Follow

    Amanda Curtis|Apr 18, 2024

    Amanda R. Curtis, Reporter Friday morning, April 12, around 9:45, emergency personnel were dispatched to the 300 block of Mt. View Drive on a call for 2 people shot. Lewis County Sheriff Department, Lewis County Fire and Rescue, District Attorney office, and Maury Regional Emergency Medical were on the scene within minutes. First responders reported that an adult male, Van Franklin Cates, was shot and was deceased. An adult female was also shot and transported by airlift to Nashville for...

  • An Inside Look at Lewis County's Best Man and Woman

    Amanda Curtis|Apr 18, 2024

    Thousands of community votes sealed the deal for this couple, as Lewis County Herald readers voted David and Connie Adcox as the Best Man and Best Woman in Lewis County. David Murray and Constance Elaine have called Hohenwald home for 52 years. The couple met each other while students at Tennessee Tech. After dating for a couple of years, they were wed on August 16, 1969. The couple lived in Tech Village Apartments while David finished his Industrial Engineering degree. After his graduation,...

  • Lewis County Dispatchers

    Apr 18, 2024

    As the 911 Supervisor/TAC for Lewis County, I want to express my appreciation for my team's indispensable role in our community, often under incredibly challenging circumstances. Our team's ability to remain calm, collected, and compassionate under pressure is the backbone of Lewis County. Thank you for your sacrifices to keep our citizens safe everyday! - Twila Pigg... Full story

  • Weekly Weather Outlook

    Apr 18, 2024

  • Bobby Joseph Johnson

    Apr 18, 2024

    Bobby Joseph "BJ" Johnson, 85, of Hampshire, passed away on March 19, 2024. He was born on February 24, 1939, to the late Charlie Johnson and Cora Matheny Johnson. BJ, as he was affectionately known, entered the Army at the age of 19 and later worked for GM for 13.5 years before returning home in 1978. He then pursued a career as a Union carpenter for 45 years, contributing to the construction of notable buildings such as the Hickory Hollow Mall, 100 Oaks Mall, GM/Saturn Plant, LP Field,...

  • Mary Dean Bennett

    Apr 18, 2024

    Mary Dean Bennett, 74, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2024, having been born in Hohenwald, on December 20, 1950, to the late William Staggs and Flora Brown Staggs. She closed her final chapter of life in the same town where she grew up and raised a family in the rolling hills and the farm she so dearly loved. She was predeceased by her lifelong partner and devoted husband, Farmer Bennett, who was her partner in both life and on the farm, as well as her infant brother Billy Jean Staggs, her...

  • Glen D. Burlison

    Apr 18, 2024

    October 11, 1952 ~ April 11, 2024 Glen D. Burlison, age 71, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg. He was a native of Lake County, Tennessee, retired from Service Electric Company, loved to work around his house, and watch animal documentaries. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Willie B. Malugin Burlison; and two grandchildren, Damian Burlison and Lillian Burlison. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathy Burlison of Lawrenceburg; three sons, Chris...

  • Earth Day event at library

    Apr 18, 2024

    The Lewis County Public Library and Archives will host retired engineer and local author, Vincent Valetutti, on Saturday, April 20th, at 3:00 PM. Mr. Valetutti will share an Earth Day Message about sea level change. This program is for all ages. For more information, call the library at 931-796-5365....

  • SCHRA Commodities Distribution

    Apr 18, 2024

    The South Central Human Resource Agency, (931)796-4825, has announced that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture commodities will be distributed on May 7, 2024 from 9:00-10:30 a.m., to eligible area residents on a first come, first serve basis. The distribution will be held at Memorial Park Community Building, 115 Smith Ave. Eligibility will be based on total household income based that is within the income guidelines. Anyone receiving aid from one of the following programs is eligible for USDA Commodities: SNAP, Familes First, SSI, LIHEAP or proof of...

  • Pre-K Registration

    Apr 18, 2024

    Pre-K registration at Lewis County Schools will be on April 18th and 19th. Applications will be accepted from 8:00-3:00 at the Pre-K office at 317 S. Oak Street. Please remember to bring the following documentation with your application: • Original Birth Certificate • Original shot record • Physical • Proof of Income **You can also print the application from and email it to [email protected] or [email protected] with all documentation attached. If you need assistance completing the application, please contact...

  • Missing children found in Knoxville operation

    Apr 18, 2024

    Eleven missing children from Knox County have been located following a two-day multi-agency joint operation in Knoxville, which focused on locating missing juveniles. Operation Rocky Top Rescue was a partnership between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Knoxville Police Department, and the Department of Children’s Services – Absconder Unit. During the planning phase leading up to the operation, intelligence analysts and detectives identified numerous juveniles who were missing or unaccounted for in th...

  • THE 411 ON CHILD ABUSE (Davis House Child Advocacy Center)

    Apr 18, 2024

    You are invited to Lomax Church of Christ April 25, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Lomax Church annex building, 320 Darbytown Road, to hear and learn what can be done to help curb Child Abuse. Evidence from around the world shows that violence against children can be prevented. Learn how you can play a part in preventing child abuse in your community. Admission is Free. Sponsored by Pilot Club of Hohenwald....

  • Senator Joey Hensley, MD

    Sen. Joey Hensley|Apr 18, 2024

    TN Senate passes penalties for abortion trafficking TN Senate this week reaffirmed their commitment to protecting the unborn and passed legislation to make abortion trafficking of a minor a Class A misdemeanor. Senate Bill 1971, seeks to protect parental rights and stop adults who attempt to circumvent the state’s current abortion law by helping to facilitate an abortion for a minor without parental consent. The General Assembly in 2019 laid the groundwork to ensure life is protected at c...

  • MLEC Sends Students to Leadership Summit

    Apr 18, 2024

    Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative's commitment to local students continued by sponsoring two high school juniors to attend the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association's annual Youth Leadership Summit. Perry County High School junior Ellie Ulmer and Lewis County High School junior Jaxon Fite joined 44 other high school juniors from across the state in Nashville for the three-day conference March 18-20. They received a hands-on look at state government, learned networking and leadership...

  • The Art of Birdhouse Design

    Elissa Tracy|Apr 18, 2024

    The air outside is scented with fresh-cut grass. Toads emerge from their hiding places, and docile bumblebees, reminiscent of Zeppelin airships, hover busily over a variety of flowers. In Tennessee, the landscape bursts into high-resolution color as everything blooms and various species of birds sing from dusk till dawn. As humans and artists, we have the opportunity to support our feathered friends by providing birdhouses. These structures not only bring gardens to life but also protect birds from predators, blending form and function...


    Veronica Tilden DO|Apr 18, 2024

    Are you eating more nutrient dense foods? If so, I bet you are feeling better. Today is about WATER, as it is also essential to health. Water carries information from your environment into your cells. It removes toxins through urine and bowel movements. It is necessary to metabolize your food, and much more. There are three qualities of healthy water. 1. Free of toxins 2. Contains minerals 3. It is structured Structured water is water in its natural state. It is in motion, and in contact with the earth, natural light and natural...

  • Gordonsburg / Little Swan News

    Dorothy Warf|Apr 18, 2024

    According to the history of our area there should be at least one winter left, the blackberry. There may be others, but I do not know the names of them. We have had some nice weather this past week except for rain almost every day and some nights. The wind has really been blowing and downing some trees and lots of limbs and twigs around the area. Turkey season is here, and many are getting their trophies. There have been lots of turkeys seen around the area. Those I know of who are sick either at home, in nursing facilities or in the hospitals...

  • One Day at a Time

    Evelyn 'E.T.' Trevathan|Apr 18, 2024

    Well it is a cool Spring morning here in our little valley, the sky is blue, the sun is shining, everything is greening out and some of the bigger flowers are blooming out. The days are getting warmer and longer, soon we will start having some real warm springtime weather, and I am ready for it. Springtime is good, but when it gets to be Summer and we start having hot days, I will be complaining about it being too hot. The cats were not in a hurry for their breakfast this morning. They all three slept late this morning, but they eventually got...

  • Anthony Signs On at UT Martin

    Apr 18, 2024

    Bentley Anthony, left, is show here with University of Tennessee at Martin Rodeo Head Coach Chase Thrasher as he signs on to receive a scholarship and join the team at UTM Rodeo where he will attend college in the fall....

  • Lewis County Elks Lodge #2883 held the 4th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk for Autism and Special Friends.

    Apr 18, 2024

    On April 6th the Lewis County Elks Lodge #2883 held the 4th Annual 5K Color Run/Walk for Autism and Special Friends. 32 Elks and volunteers along with 22 Runners and Walkers participated to raise money for a $1500 donation to the Lewis County Special Education department. This Elk event was started 4 years ago to shine a much needed light on the wonderful work our local Special Education department does for our children. According to Lewis County has almost 200 special needs children....

  • Glimpses of Hohenwald's Past

    Crystal Nash|Apr 18, 2024

    April 15, 1954 L & M Construction Company had neared completing pouring the concrete floor and was in the process of setting the steel for the factory building. It was hoped that the factory would be ready for operation by July 1, 1954. A total of $438.58 was raised during the 1954 Lewis County Shrine Junior League Cripple Children paper sale. Bertha Ashton, County Welfare Director, reported that 75 Lewis County families (167 children) received children welfare grant aid. Billy Broadway won the...

  • Hohenwald Wado-Ryu Karate School

    Apr 18, 2024

    Hohenwald Wado-Ryu Karate School students competed in the 22nd annual C.T. Patterson Memorial Katate Tournament held Saturday, March 23rd, at Riverdale High School, Murfreesboro. Pictured are the students who competed with their trophies and medals won at the competition. Pictured front, from left to right, are Jennifer Beasley, Elizabeth Hooks, Rowynn Dokes, Ashton Tackett, Maddox Reeves, Olly Pollock, Braylin Reeves and Easton Long; back row: Niki Fall, Alissa Gibson, Shaelyn Long, Jessie...

  • Tyrades! Will you still need me, will you still feed me?

    Danny Tyree|Apr 18, 2024

    During my career as a late-in-life columnist, I have been blessed with the opportunity to chronicle three birthdays ending in zero. (My so-called “good” cholesterol has not exactly overperformed in helping me reach these milestones. It usually “phones in” its duties, and even then apologizes, “Sorry, driving into a dead zone here” an awful lot of the time.) It’s six years until another “big” birthday; but as a Beatles fan, I have eagerly anticipated writing this essay about the fast-approaching...

  • Sheriff Report

    Apr 18, 2024

    The following is the Lewis County Sheriff Department report for April 03-April 16, 2024. This is a record of police action and is not intended to imply innocence or guilt of charges placed. Christy Johnson, Lakeview Drive, Lexington, was charged with failure to appear on April, 5. Kelly Lynn Reynolds-Reeves, Hinson Street, Hohenwald, was charged with theft of property on April 6. Rayburn Davis Sanders, Hinson Street, Hohenwald, was charged with attachment from child support on April 6. Jonathon Michael Stephens, Dandelion Circle, Morristown,...

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